Roger Lee Reed, 53, of Greenup, went to be with the Lord, while surrounded by family, Oct. 13, 2016, after a courageous battle with cancer, in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland.
Roger was born Oct. 28, 1962, in Ashland, a son of Helen Quillen Reed of York and the late John Milton Reed.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Bambi Lynn Fisher Reed; two sons Crockett Lee Reed and fiancé Sara Elisabeth Hardin of South Shore and Wade Delaney Reed of Greenup; one daughter, Cassie Jo Reed of Greenup; one sister, Melissa and Jimmy Newsome of Malonton; four brothers, Keith and Terri Reed of Raceland, Claude and Leigh Ann Reed of Lloyd, Tom and Joetta Reed of Lloyd and Allen and Shelia Reed of Lloyd; and several nieces, nephews and friends that loved him.
Roger was a member of Greenup First Baptist Church. He was a 1980 graduate of Greenup County High School and a 1985 graduate of Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science.
He started his career as a funeral director at former Riggs Funeral Home in Greenup. After graduating from mortuary school he went on to work at Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville, before starting his own funeral home.
He served on the Greenup County Public Library Board for several years and Ashland Regional Airport Board for seven years.
He was a member of the Greenup Business Association, Greenup Lions Club and the Eastern Kentucky Funeral Directors Association for 30 years.
Roger had his private pilot's license and was a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association for many years.
He was a former member of various horse clubs and associations and served as president of several them.
Roger coached many GCYSA soccer teams and several elementary and middle school basketball and soccer teams.
Roger had a great love for Wyoming and Montana, where he had two of his favorite memories. In the summer of 2012, he rode his mule Eleanor through the Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming and in the winter of 2009 he flew aerobatics in Butte, Montana.
In May of 1986, Roger and Bambi opened Reed Funeral Home. Roger was only 23 years old. They married in September of 1986 and celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary this year. Most important, he loved his family dearly and had a great love for the Lord.
Roger experienced more in his 53 years than what most will in 90 years. His kids always told him to "Wake up and fight" and that is what he did to the very end.
Roger's wisdom and stories will forever be remembered. He will live on in the hearts of all who knew and loved him.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, at First Baptist Church in Greenup with Dr. Tom Melvin and Brother Wayne Stephenson officiating.
Burial will follow in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens in Flatwoods.
Northcutt and Sons Home for Funerals in Morehead is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to rlrfuneralhome.com.
Goldie Friley, 91, of Wurtland, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, in Woodland Oaks Nursing Facility.
Mrs. Friley was born Sept. 20, 1925, to the late Wales and Sara Williams Greathouse in Wurtland.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William E. Friley; a son, William E. "Buster" Friley Jr.; a grandson, Will Friley; and several brothers and sisters.
Goldie was a member of the Worthington First Baptist Church where she sang in the choir and was a member of the Clara Ella Bible Study Group. She was a former employee of King's Daughters Medical Center and a Kentucky colonel.
She leaves behind her loving daughters, Linda Friley and Margaret Bartram of Worthington; two grandchildren, Rae Ann (Jamie) Withrow and Kimberly Friley; 10 great-grandchildren, Dakota, Wyatt, Chelsea, William, Patrick, Ashland Joseph, Katlyn, Nicholas and Zachary; three great-great grandchildren, Nathaniel, Nicholas James, and baby boy Nunley, who is expected in January.
A graveside service was conducted Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, in Boggs-Allen Cemetery in Greenup County.
Condolences may be sent to carmanfuneral.com.
Carl Edward "Eddie" Moore, 60, of Greenup, went to be with the Lord Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, at his home.
He was born Feb. 20, 1956, in Portsmouth, Ohio, the son of the late Carl Wilburn and Italy Katherine Potter Moore.
Carl has been an EMT for King's Daughters Medical Center, Carter County and Portsmouth Ambulance Services.
He was a Kentucky colonel and a member of Greenup First Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Gail Castle Moore; one daughter, Shannon (Kyle) Shinkle of Wheelersburg, Ohio; four brothers, Stephen Moore of Nashville, Tenn., Jimmy Moore of Greenup, Mark Moore of Morehead and Paul Moore of Greenup; one sister, Lois Nichols Groh of Greenup; one grandson, Christian Shinkle; a special uncle, David Potter of San Angelo, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, at Reed Funeral Home in Greenup with Dr. Tom Melvin officiating. Burial will be in Little Rosa Cemetery in Greenup.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and after 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to rlrfuneralhome.com.
Brenda Joy Phelps, 70, of Wurtland, passed away Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital.
Mrs. Phelps was born March 24, 1946 to the late Jason and Alvie Brickey Stevens in Flatwoods.
She was preceded in death by her siblings Imogene Vallance, Lenzie Stevens and Carl Stevens.
Brenda was of the Christian Faith and was a seamstress for many years.
Left behind to cherish her memories is her husband Robert Phelps; Daughter Stephanie Phelps; Brother Darrell (Barb) Stevens, along with many nieces and nephews that will miss her greatly.
A celebration of life will be at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016 at 933 Washington St. Flatwoods, KY 41139.
Carman Funeral Home is caring for arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to carmanfuneral.com
Eddie Devaney, 47, of Greenup, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016, in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland.
Mr. Devaney was born Sept. 17, 1969, in Ashland, a son of the late Barbara Cowan Devaney.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Timmy Devaney.
Surviving are his wife, Tammy Simpkins Devaney; four daughters, Miranda Devaney of Bellefonte, Kayla Odne and Bella Devaney both of Flatwoods, and Tabitha Simpkins of Greenup; a son, Chase Devaney of Flatwoods; three sisters, Edie Vanhorn of Colorado, Angie (Steve) Wechsler of Flatwoods, and Robin Devaney of Florida; a brother, Greg (Karen) Devaney of Morehead; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, at Evans Funeral Home in Raceland by the Rev. Clifford Ellis.
Burial services were conducted in Valley View Cemetery in Hurricane, W.Va.
Jeffrey Clayton Adams, 48, of South Shore, passed away Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, in Pike County.
He was born May 3, 1968, in Portsmouth, Ohio, a son of Daniel and Sherry Boyd Adams.
Jeffrey worked at Norfolk and Southern Railroad and was a U.S. Army Marine veteran.
He was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Arnold and Sarah Adams; and maternal grandfather, Harry Boyd.
Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Niccole Davis Adams; a daughter, Madelynn Becker; a son, Kyle Becker; a brother, Jason (Pam) Adams of Louisville; a nephew, Jason A. Adams; maternal grandmother, Ivadene Boyd; and several aunts, uncles and cousins who will miss him.
Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, at Roberson Funeral Home in South Shore with Brother Mike Fore officiating.
Burial services followed in Boggs Cemetery in Warnock with military rites by James Dickey American Legion Post 23 of Portsmouth, Ohio.
Condolences may be left at robersonfuneral.com.
Larry Dale Smith, 56, of Flatwoods, KY passed away on Sunday, October 9, 2016 at his residence.
Mr. Smith was born on May 10, 1960 in Ironton, OH; a son of the late Winfred Smith and Joyce Moore Craft. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Sam Smith; and a sister, LaNetta Jean Porter.
He was a crane operator and shear operator for Mansbach Metal Co. and a member of the United Steel Workers Local #7054.
Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Heather Salyers Smith of Flatwoods, KY; four sons: Larry Smith, JR., Joey Smith, Scott Smith, and Michael "Mickie" Smith, all of Ashland, KY; a daughter, Jillian "Jill" Smith of Ashland, KY; two step-daughters: Amber Vaughn Mathew of Texas, and Ashley Wells of Greenup, KY, two grandchildren; two sisters: Peggy (Danny) Smith Thacker of Copperas Cove, Texas, and Victoria (Duane) Craft-Taylor of South Point, OH; a sister-in-law, Cheri Smith of Russell, KY; a special friend, David Porter of Barboursville, WV; and his dog, Ginger.
A graveside service was held on Sunday, October 16, 2016 at Bellefonte Memorial Gardens in Flatwoods, KY with Rev. Lloyd L. Bailey officiating.
Condolences may be expressed at www.baileyfamilyfuneralhome.com.
Johnny Ray Craig 76 of Franklin Furnace Ohio went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at his residence.
He was born on October 9, 1940 in Worthington KY a son of the late James B. and Marjorie Burgess Craig.
He was an assembly line worker for General Motors in Michigan, a member of the United Auto Workers, a veteran of the U.S. Army and was of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death along with his parents by a brother, Luther Craig.
He is survived by his sister, Brenda Craig Kerns of Franklin Furnace and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Graveside services were conducted Monday, October 17, 2016 at Bellefonte Memorial Gardens in Flatwoods KY by Brother Acy Gibson.
Wright’s Funeral Home in Greenup KY has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Online Condolences may be made at www.wrightsfuneralhome.com.
Janet Louise Kozee Duncan, 68 of Flatwoods went to be with her Lord on Friday, October 14, 2016 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital.
Janet was born August 21, 1948 in Grayson, a daughter of the late Beecher and Ruby Pennington Kozee.
Janet was a homemaker and attended the Heritage Freewill Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three infant children; Allen, Debbie and Judy Duncan; one brother Carl Kozee.
She is survived by her husband of 48 years Jack Duncan; one son, Jonathan and wife Stacey Duncan of Lexington; one daughter, Julie Duncan of Flatwoods KY; her twin sister, Joan and husband Lonnie Bocook in Fairborn OH; two brothers, James and wife Peggy Kozee of Grayson and Sammy and wife Nancy Kozee of Grayson; one sister-in-law; Betty Kozee of Grayson; three grandchildren; Brody, Easton and Harper Duncan; and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn her passing.
Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 18 at Malone Funeral Home with Ed Cook, Lonnie Bocook and Walter Wilcox, ministers.
Burial will be in the East Carter County Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 6 – 9 p.m. Monday and after 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday.
Condolences may be sent to Janet’s family at www.malonefuneralhome.com